Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Light Up Night 2012

A few weeks ago we went to Pittsburgh's Light Up Night downtown. It's one of our traditional family events.  We unfortunately did miss last year because Andrew and George were on a scout camping trip and I decided it was too cold to take Lily.  This year almost didn't happen though.

We went back and forth debating on going or not going and finally Daddy and Lily started a cheer with a clapping sequence and ending with "Light Up Night!"  We love the fireworks that night and ultimately we decided we'd go to make sure we saw those!

We bundled up in coats, hats and gloves and off we went to explore our beautiful downtown lit up for Christmas!
We hit a few highlights after grabbing something to eat ...which is part of the fun for my kids--eating carnival type food that night.  Complete with funnel cake.

After the mall trick or treat nightmare, getting Lily out of the stroller wasn't an option because once she's out, she's out and there's no going back in.  If she's doesn't get out, then she's none the wiser and we have no struggle. ;)

And then it gets later and she gets tired and wants to get out to "run run"... but we make her stay put.

We walked around looking at the various trees throughout the downtown area, saw the ice sculptures, people watched, listened to live music and then finally headed back to the Clemente Bridge to watch the fireworks.

old Horne's department store
Market Square

PPG Plaza
Finally it was time for fireworks! {and for Lily to get out of the stroller}


I love my little family and I'm glad it's important to all of us that we go and do this each year. ♥ It's a great kick off to the holiday season!


  1. Love the fireworks pics! Frame worthy for sure!

  2. firework pictures are my FAVORITE. I will get down there one of these days

  3. HAPPINESS!! That is the first thing that comes to mind when looking at these pictures! What a great family night for all!